This month, real advice, real inspiration, and real experts are set to arrive at the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show, from February 22-26, 2017. The always popular home and garden show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, and today, Marketplace Events is officially announcing its list of must-see attractions at this year’s show. Featuring more than 425 trusted brands and local companies, and appearances from the industry’s biggest names, including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., the 46th annual show promises to be the best one yet.
The Main Stage presented by the Vancouver Sun
Seeking sweet relief on a home improvement project? Look no further than Canada’s most popular renovation experts, landscapers, and designers on the Main Stage. Celebrity presenters including Bryan Baeumler, star of HGTV’s Bryan Inc., Carson Arthur and Tiffany Pratt from HGTV’s Home to Win, and Mike Holmes Jr. of HGTV Canada’s Holmes + Holmes will join a lineup of local favourites including Kendall Ansell and Jamie Banfield to deliver insight to up your home and garden game.
Sometimes an expert’s eye for design is all you need to get your home and garden goals on the right track. Enjoy a custom, 10-15 minute complimentary consultation with one of our local home improvement insiders and get your projects on the right track. Take inspiration from styled home décor vignettes, and come prepared with paint swatches, flooring samples and an open mind so you can head home ready to make your design dreams a reality.
The Cooking Stage
Can you handle the heat? Gather ‘round The Cooking Stage for seminars and live demos from the city’s most respected chefs including Chef Curtis Luk of Mission Kits, Chef Chris Oliviera of Fable Diner and Chef Jim Vesal of Virtuous Pie. Vancouver’s top culinary artisans will be bringing all their trade secrets to the stage covering hot dining topics and trends including farm-to-table, locavore and plant-based dining. Quench your thirst and satisfy your tastebuds with these can’t miss presenters all weekend long.
Apartment dwellers and urbanites, this one’s for you: conserving space and living small is all the rage right now, which is why we’ve got all the small garden ideas you’ll need to cultivate a lush, green garden of your own no matter where you call home. Explore more than 3,000 square feet of innovative container and small space gardens designed by Jovak Landscaping, Vandenberg Landscape Design, No Limit Landscaping and Azuro Concepts, among others. From synthetic turf to hearty greens to self-contained recycled water features, we’ve got all the tools and inspiration you’ll need to create the garden of your dreams regardless of size.
The Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School
Growing apart from your garden plot? Rediscover your lost love for all things leafy with daily seminars from The Vancouver Sun gardening editor Steve Whysall and his team of gardening gurus, with topics ranging from urban gardens to edibles and everything in between. Dig in!
Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Eat Your Veggies presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands in support of Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver ReStore
Eating your veggies has never tasted better! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge is back with a fresh new twist to grow your greens and give back at the same time. Five local tastemakers are sprouting change by upcycling rescued items from ReStore into one-of-a-kind containers for herb and vegetable gardens, using only Rust-Oleum® paints and stains, and a frugal $ 50 design budget. Place a silent auction bid on your favourite edible urban garden at the show and support Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver in the process – 100% of auction proceeds benefit the cause, helping to provide provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.
Container Laneway Home by HONOMOBO interior designed by Kendall Ansell Interiors and landscaped by Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd.
Take modern, beautiful and modular living to a new level with a Honomobo shipping container home! Interior designed by local, award-winning interior design firm Kendall Ansell Interiors, and landscaped by Blue Pine, ‘one-of-a-kind’ hardly describes how unique each Honomobo home really is. Take a tour through this 704 sq.ft. home that can easily be stacked or relocated depending on need, and features endless applications and beautiful, but practical design. Just one look and you’ll see that the Honomobo shipping container home elevates compact, small-space living to a whole new level with environmentally friendly designs and efficient construction timelines. This is the dream home you never thought you’d need – and your neighbours will be talking about it non-stop, guaranteed.
Spring Clean presented by Nellie’s All Natural and designed by Dexter Dolores Interiors
Few things add to a happy, healthy home like having a dedicated spot to do your laundry with all natural, earth friendly products like Nellie’s All Natural. Modern meets retro as Nellie’s, together with Dexter Dolores Interiors, create dream laundry spaces together. Learn how you can incorporate function and form in your own home, all while preserving the environment and the health of you and your family with toxin and phosphate free laundry products for a truly hypoallergenic experience. Go green with Nellie’s and take a look at these dreamy laundry rooms – we promise you’ll never see laundry as a chore again!
The Telus Future Home powered by Telus PureFibre
Back to the TELUS Future Home! No need to press fast forward, the future of fibre optic entertainment is already waiting for you when you step into the TELUS Future Home. A showcase of their revolutionary technology, the TELUS Future Home showcases their state-of-the-art fibre optic network that connects communities across Western Canada better than ever before. Step inside the super-wired 560 square foot Home to see just how revolutionary TELUS Fibre is. You might want to make yourself comfortable and stay awhile to enjoy the most reliable, consistent connection to date with blazing fast speeds of 150mps to stream video in ultra-HD quality, and more.
BC Hydro Smart Home designed by Jamie Banfield Design
Learn how to pair attainable high design elements with energy efficiency throughout your home. Jamie Banfield Design manages to effortlessly convey the simplicity in cost savings through energy star appliances and fixtures and repurposed items for your home, all while bringing his signature west coast design flair to the BC Hydro Smart Home, too. Featuring a full sized garage, electric car – the Prius Prime – charging stations and more, visit the BC Hydro Smart Home to learn more ways to save on your energy costs.
For more information on the show and to buy tickets, visit the BC Home + Garden Show website.